I have a 13 month old YLM that developed sores where the collar rests. They are slightly open sores that started to crust over. Just noticed them last night and put salve on last night and this morning. In applying the salve noticed they were either bleeding or pussing since I could see the fur turn slight red as I was applying.
One issue may have been that we camped out in the boat the night before opener and I should have removed it at night, so he basically had it on for quite a while---my fault.
Anyone else run into this issue? Should I leave the collar off until it heals, move it to a different part of the neck? I did notice that the sores were lower on the neck so I will also look to make sure the collar is closer to the base of the skull next time.
Anything else I should consider? I really dont want to go without a collar, but wont be hunting next until next Sunday so maybe that will be enough time to heal.